Community Enrichment Classes & Events
Feeling crafty? Interested in enriching your parenting skills? AWS offers many adult opportunities to learn and grow. We hope you can join us for one or more of these events. Register with Mira by calling the office at 333-9062. Payment will hold your spot.
“Eurythmy for Adults” with Peter Karnowski, Wednesdays April 8 & 15, 6:30-7:30-pm and Saturday April 18, 11:30-12:30pm in the Hall. $10 suggested donation.
Come experience eurythmy for adults, and enjoy this social art that makes tone and speech visible. Peter is our visiting eurythmist from Mt. Shasta, California, and here for five weeks teaching Anchorage Waldorf School students. Eurythmy is a living art that is unique to Waldorf schools around the world. Join us!
“View from the Small Chair” with Brandy Steinhilber, Friday, April 24, 2015, 12:30-2pm. Free
Join us for a fun and hands-on experience in our first grade. This is an opportunity for parents and grandparents to experience first grade from the child’s perspective. Ms. Steinhilber will lead you through a movement circle, story, book work and maybe even some singing. Come and see why children hate to miss school at AWS! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot. There is no childcare for this event.
“Learning Support in Waldorf Schools” with Jo-Ann Climenhage, PhD. from Sacramento, CA, Wednesday, April 29. 6:30-8pm in the Hall. Suggested donation $10.
Jo-Ann will be working with us all week in the classrooms, sharing her expertise and skills with AWS teachers. Her goal is to help teachers develop and hone observation and creative tools for extra learning support in the classroom. During this Community Enrichment evening, she will share ideas with parents for supporting and helping with learning challenges at home.
Jo-Ann is a former college professor who met Waldorf education and turned from the college classroom to the Waldorf classroom. She took a class from grade one through eight, and now teaches, travels and mentors as a Learning Support specialist at Waldorf schools on the west coast. She is an expert with first grade readiness, as well as assessments in Waldorf schools. She is also the mother of 4th and 8th grade Waldorf students.
“Waldorf Mixed Age Grades Model and the Bay School” with Scott Springer from the Bay School in Blue Hill Maine, Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 6:30-8pm in the Hall. Free
For more than 20 years, the Bay School has successfully used the mixed age grades model (sometimes called “combined grades” or “blended grades”) in their Waldorf classrooms, all the way through 8th grade. Scott has taught there for 20 years, and serves as both faculty chair and faculty board representative. We are honored to host him and learn more about this model recently adopted by the Anchorage Waldorf School.
“The Temperaments in Waldorf Education” with Virginia Smith, Wednesday, February 25, 6:30-8pm in the Hall. Cost is $10.
What can we learn from the way a Waldorf teacher works with the four temperaments in the classroom? Identifying and understanding our own temperament, and our child’s, gives us a helpful tool for our parenting and teaching toolbox. Join us for a lively presentation and discussion about the temperaments.
Virginia Smith has been a Waldorf teacher and adult educator for more than 15 years in Calgary, Vancouver, and other Canadian Waldorf schools.
“Waldorf Expose’ – A Closer Look at Anchorage Waldorf School” with AWS faculty, Wednesday, March 4, 6:30-8pm in the Hall. Free.
Meet Anchorage Waldorf School teachers and learn how they teach the curriculum and work with each class in a developmentally attuned way. You will get a close up look at Morning Lesson books, handwork, woodwork, and more. Join us for this informative evening to understand not only the “what”, but the “why” and “how” of Waldorf education as it is embodied at Anchorage Waldorf School.